Role of Montreux-Vevey Tourisme in the film sector
As part of its operations, Montreux‐Vevey Tourisme provides film production assistance in the following ways:
- Assistance with arranging a site inspection
- Providing contact details for the various local authorities
- For editorial shoots featuring Montreux Riviera as a tourism destination, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
For all other requests, Montreux‐Vevey Tourisme refers productions to local production agencies including:
Film Location RivieraFilm Location Riviera
is an association which ensures that film crews are suitably accommodated in Montreux Riviera. Please do not hesitate to contact the association for further information.http://www.filmlocationriviera.ch
Filming in public spaces
For editorial shoots and small productions (<10 people) in public spaces, a filming permit is not necessary.
For requests to film in public areas which could disturb or obstruct the movement of persons or road traffic, or require private parking spaces, productions should seek authorisation from the relevant police station and local authority. The application should be made in advance within a reasonable period of time depending on the scale of the production. (min. 1 month in advance).
Filming in private spaces (inside & outside)
Requests to film in private spaces (e.g. museums and their grounds) are subject to prior approval in advance by the owner or manager of the site. The application should be made in advance within a reasonable period of time depending on the scale of the production (min. 10 working days in advance).
Filming with a drone
In Montreux Riviera public spaces and in the absence of municipal regulations, the use of drones is governed by Swiss law as follows: https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/home/good-to-know/drones-and-aircraft-models.html
The use of a drone above a private space (interior and exterior) requires prior authorisation from the owner or manager of the site.
Moreover, generally speaking, Montreux-Vevey Tourisme recommends keeping flights above public spaces to a minimum by taking top-down shots from above Lake Geneva.
For any requests for further information concerning filming, please contact Montreux‐Vevey Tourisme by filling out the form below: